Catherine Heywood, Visit Napa Valley, speaks about using transportation alternatives to get to and around the Napa Valley

February 8, 2016

In this video podcast, Catherine Heywood, Director ofOperations for Visit Napa Valley, speaks with us about carpooling, car-freetourism, and using transportation alternatives such as the train, ferry, public transportation, bicycles or walking to get to and around the Napa Valley.

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Dr. Mason Turner, Chief of the Department of Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center shares simple ways to reduce your commute stress

August 21, 2014

Dr. Mason Turner, Chief of the Department of Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center, and the Assistant Director for Regional Mental Health Services for Kaiser Permanente Northern California, talks about the stress and other negative health effects of driving alone to work.

In this podcast, Dr. Turner shares why the stress of sitting in traffic, weight gain and lost time associated with driving alone, versus carpooling, biking, walking or taking public transit to work has many negative health effects on Bay Area residents.




Lisa P. Adamos, Representative, Idle Free Tri-Valley, talks about the public health impact of idling cars

July 28, 2014

Idling is when a driver leaves the engine running and the vehicle parked. Every day in the San Francisco Bay Area, cars and trucks idle needlessly, often around schools and shopping areas where people congregate, causing air pollution and health impacts.

In this podcast, Lisa P. Adamos, Representative, Idle Free Tri-Valley, shares why idling can negatively affect public health and how residents can go idle free.




Cleaner Air on the Horizon: Electric Cars and Electric Charging Stations (Produced by Breathe California)

August 30, 2011

As gasoline prices hover around $4 per gallon and car emissions continue to cause air quality issues throughout the nation we thought it would be a good time to explore alternative energy sources for automobiles. With this in mind, today we are going to talk about electric vehicle charging stations. For years the idea of the automobile running on nothing but electricity has been seemingly part science fiction and part wishful thinking.

But with the introduction of the Nissan Leaf earlier this year and the beginnings of a dedicated effort to begin work on an electric charging station infrastructure by organizations such as the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the hope now seems to be turning into reality. The Air District has recently invested $3.9 million for the deployment of an electric vehicle charging infrastructure. 

In this podcast Breath California speaks with the Air District's Director of Strategic Incentives, Damian Breen about many issues surrounding electric vehicles, including how the charging infrastructure will be implemented and what the potential impact a transition to electric vehicles on a mass level may have on air quality.



Jim Smith, Senior Public Information Officer, talks about the Air District’s Air Resource Teams

August 30, 2011

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is committed to engaging the public directly in its efforts to reduce air pollution. One of the Air District’s innovative efforts to engage the public was the formation of local resource teams in 1991.